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A Level Business

Alevel Business

Course outline

Whether you hope to one day be Chief Executive of a multinational company or you’re looking for an A Level that will give you a great understanding of how the world works, Business Studies is a great option. The course has had considerable exam success over the past 20 years and our students have progressed onto a wide range of higher education courses.

You’ll learn all about the inner workings of the businesses you see around you every day, from your corner shop to global brands such as Nike. You’ll learn how businesses plan for the future, how they stay ahead of the competition, how they manage their resources and what people bring into the mix.

Studying AS in the first year and progressing to the full A Level in the second is a great way to study A Levels, but you may have the option to study the full A Level in a single year.

You will study this course alongside 2 or 3 other A Levels and you will be able to select your chosen subjects when you apply online.

A Level Business is a dynamic and engaging subject with a holistic approach to business. You will study models, theories and techniques to help you develop a deeper understanding of business issues relevant in the modern world. You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions – all skills that are needed for further study and employment.

Topics include:

  • An introduction to business and objectives
  • Financial control
  • Operational control
  • Marketing decisions
  • Human resource management.

You will also gain a greater understanding of strategic choices and the importance of issues such as globalisation.

How to apply for this course

Choose one of the options from the table below and hit "Apply".

You will select your individual subjects when you complete the application.

Choose an option below and press apply now.

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Location Date
Chaucer Street

Start: 7th September 2020

AS Level (1 year)

Course code: C000450 / Q002459

Chaucer Street

Start: 8th September 2020

A Level Programme Intensive (1 year)

Course code: C000453 / Q000526


AS/A Level Business


AS Level: 1 year with the option to progress to the full A Level the following year provided you achieve a Grade D in two or more of your subjects.

A Level Intensive: 1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

1 year AS Level Programme:

  • To study 3 A Levels you’ll need at least 5 GCSE’s at grades 9-4 (A*-C) including Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths and preferably grade 5 or above in English Language.
  • To study 4 A Levels you’ll need at least 6 GCSE’s at grades 9-6 (A*-C) including Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths and preferably grade 5 or above in English Language

1 year Intensive A Level Programme:

  • One full A Level at grade C or above
  • Five or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths
  • Complete a successful interview

Applicants with predicted GCSE grades 1 or 2 points below the entry requirement for an A Level:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements for either 1 or 2 of your chosen A Level subject choices, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer. We advise that you think about a second choice of course as a back-up plan. You can meet with us for a supportive, friendly and impartial discussion to look at other courses that Nottingham College has to offer. For more information contact High Pavement Sixth Form admissions by telephone on 0115 9100 100 or email at

Applicants who choose 4 subjects but only have the entry requirements to study 3:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements to study 4 A Level subjects, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer for all 4. At your ‘Get Ready for College’ day you will undertake tasters in your subjects and at this point you can discuss your options with subject staff at the event, to help you finalise your subject choices. Final A Level choices however will be made at enrolment in August when your GCSE results are confirmed.


You will take written examinations.


If you achieve at least a Grade D in two or more of your AS Level subjects, you will progress to the full A Level.

You could progress to a range of business, economics and accountancy degrees, or degrees in psychology, sociology, maths and history. Our students have also moved on to Higher Apprenticeships with companies such as Rolls Royce.

The subject allows a career in management in retail, marketing, accountancy, HR, event planning, logistics, supply chain management – and many other areas of business.

Additional information

Home students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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